González Iñárritu to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the Thriller “The Revenant”

Alejandro González Iñárritu is about to get revenant in the near future…

This September the 50-year-old Mexican filmmaker will direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the gritty thriller The Revenant.

Alejandro González Iñárritu

González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith co-wrote the script for the film, an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.

The film will star DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he is not a happy camper and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.

Produced by New Regency, the film is slated for release in the fall of 2015.

In the meantime, González Iñárritu’s next film Birdman, his first comedy project, will be released by Fox Searchlight on October 17.

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